The responsible officer for a designated body1 has the following responsibilities2 relating to the evaluation of the fitness to practise of every medical practitioner3 who has a prescribed connection with that body4: (1) to ensure the designated body carries out regular appraisals on medical practitioners which must involve obtaining and taking account of all available information relating to the medical practitioner's fitness to practise in the work carried out by the practitioner for the designated body and for any other body during the appraisal period5; (2) to establish and implement procedures to investigate concerns about a medical practitioner's fitness
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